• Bookmaker
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Poker, Horses, Mobile, Live Betting Restrictions: Players from Washington State not accepted. Hits: Live in Game Betting platform tops in the industry Misses: None Bookmaker has been in business for more than 30 years and has earned a reputation as the industry's top online sportsbook operation...
    • BetDSI
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Poker, Horses, Mobile, Live Betting Restrictions: Players from Washington State NOT accepted. Hits: 10 cent baseball lines, in game betting, mobile casino games Misses: None BetDSI "Diamond Sportsbook" is one of the most reliable sportsbook options on the web today. DSI is the leader in providing safe ...
    • BetCRIS
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Poker, Horses, Mobile, Live Betting Restrictions: Customers from the USA are not accepted. Hits: In game betting, mobile and tablet compatible, Rewards Misses: None BetCRIS.com is a recognized sports betting industry Leader since 1985. BetCRIS Sportsbook provides Safe, Legal, and Secure sports betting ...
    • Bovada
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Poker, Horses, Mobile, Live Betting Hits: In game betting, mobile and tablet compatible, Rewards Restrictions: None Misses: None Bovada.lv offers its customers pre-eminent sports betting opportunities across all major leagues, tournaments and events in North America ...
    • BetOnline
    • Products: Sportsbook, Live Dealer Casino, Horses, Live Betting, Poker, Mobile Hits: Generous Deposit bonuses, Same day Payouts, Live Betting Platform Restrictions: None Misses: None Whether your passion is sports, politics, entertainment, horse racing or casino action, look no further than BetOnline for the most exciting and enjoyable experience on the web.
    • 5Dimes
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Horses, Mobile, Live betting, Lottery, Live Dealer, Mini Games Restrictions: None Hits: Largest sports betting menu in the industry, Reduced Juice odds Misses: None Dimes is the gold standard in online gaming, dedicated to provide its customers with a rewarding, exciting and secure environment for online wagering. With top-of-the-line software and unique gaming opportunities, 5Dimes takes its players to the next level in online gambling ...
    • sportbet
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Horses, Mobile, Live betting, Lottery, Live Dealer, Mini Games Restrictions: None Hits: Largest sports betting menu in the industry Misses: None Sportbet is dedicated to provide its customers with a rewarding, exciting and secure environment for online wagering. With top-of-the-line software and unique gaming opportunities, Sportbet takes its players to the next level in online gambling ...
    • Pinnacle
    • Products: Sportsbook, Casino, Horses, Mobile, Live betting, Lottery, Live Dealer, Mini Games Restrictions: USA players NOT accepted Hits: Reduced Juice, 10 Cent Baseball lines, Huge Limits Misses: None Pinnacle Sports was established in 1998, and since that time they have been offering bettors a unique low margin - high volume alternative bookmaking model that enables them to offer the best odd ...
Join Here

Why Join?

  • Live in Game betting
  • Low payout fees
  • 10 cent Baseball lines
  • 100% Sign up bonus
  • 10 cent baseball lines
  • Live in game betting
  • 32 walk up locations in Latin America
  • Mobile and tablet compatible
  • Bet Point Rewards
  • 50% Sign up free bet bonus
  • Fast Payouts
  • User friendly software
  • Large deposit bonuses
  • Same day payouts
  • 24/7 Customer support
  • Large betting menu
  • Reduced Juice odds
  • Low Payout fees
loca
  • Large betting menu
  • Live Casino Dealer
  • Low Payout fees
  • Reduced Juice
  • Large Betting Menu
  • Winners welcomed

UFC Odds and Power Rankings: Heavyweights

Home>Sportsbooks>UFC Fight Predictions>UFC Sports Betting Rules

UFC Power Rankings: Heavyweights

UFC Odds No other weight class carries more intrigue and mystique than the heavyweight division. This is true for any combat sport, and the UFC is no different. This is where titans collide, where every man has the size and power to render an opponent conscious with a single punch. Fittingly, the champion not only holds the belt, but the title of “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”

Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic just recorded his second straight title defense - and fourth consecutive first-round KO - at UFC 211. The part-time Cleveland firefighter is quietly on the verge of becoming the next heavyweight great, though it’s hard to tell based on how little fanfare he’s received. Still, he’s earned his spot at the top of our rankings and deserves every ounce of respect.

Today's UFC Heavyweight Odds from BookMaker

UFC Heavyweight Division a Glance

Weight Range: 205-265 pounds Average Height: 75” (6’3”) Average Reach: 77.5” (6’5.5”)

Current UFC Rankings (As of June 1, 2017)

Champion: Stipe Miocic

1. Fabricio Werdum

2. Cain Velasquez

3. Alistair Overeem

4. Junior Dos Santos

5. Francis Ngannou

6. Derrick Lewis

7. Mark Hunt

8. Andrei Arlovski

9. Travis Browne

10. Alexander Volkov

11. Stefan Struve

12. Timothy Johnson

13. Marcin Tybura

14. Aleksi Oleinik

15. lDaniel Omielanczuk

Odds and Ends

We’ve got two high-stakes divisional matchups in the near future. The first is at UFC 110, when No. 6 Derrick Lewis meets No. 7 Mark Hunt. The New Zealander is far outside of the title picture, but a win for Lewis would put him on a short list of title contenders - believe it or not.

The other matchup is a heavyweight clash between former champion Fabricio Werdum and No. 3 Alistair Overeem. Currently, the UFC odds show Werdum as a slight +120 underdog, but if he can get past Overeem, he’d likely earn a chance to win back the title from the man who took it from him.

Immediate Outlook

One look at the top 10 and it’s clear that this is an aging division. Every fighter in the top 10 is on the wrong side of 30. Guys like Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett and Mark Hunt all became famous in the Pride FC era, which ended in 2007. With the exception of Derrick Lewis and Stipe Miocic, it’s easy to argue that every fighter listed above is past their prime. This is a division in serious need of fresh young blood.

Fighters to Watch

Cain Velasquez makes for the most intriguing matchup against Miocic, but the latest out of AKA is that the former champ is still recovering from injury and a while away from a return. Everybody’s eager to see more of Francis Ngannou, as the explosive big man is the division’s most exciting prospect and not far from a title shot of his own

Francis Ngannou, currently ranked No. 12, is the most promising prospect at heavyweight today. At age 30, he is young for the weight class and has just 10 pro MMA fights. He has extraordinary blend of speed, explosiveness and size, and he’s rapidly improving as a fighter.

The Greats

Only recently could the UFC make the claim that it had the best heavyweights in the world. For a long time, Pride FC was the standard-bearer - legends like Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Nogueira, Mirko “Cro Cop” and Josh Barnett spent the primes of Hall of Fame careers fighting in Japan. Strikeforce’s famed Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2011 also had an embarrassment of riches, with Fedor, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overem, Barnett and Daniel Cormier all competing.

The problem with trying to select the best UFC heavyweights in history is that most of them all had better days in other organizations. The greats most closely associated with the octagon would be Randy Couture, one of three men to win titles in two weight classes, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.

The Future of Heavyweights

One thing is for certain for a division defined by volatility: the heavyweight division will look drastically different in five years. Most of the fighters are closer to the end of their careers than the beginning, and it’s tough to be a 40-year old heavyweight in a combat sport. A new generation of big men should materialize soon, and we’ll be covering it in detail.

UFC Power Rankings

Bet UFC Events at BookMaker and receive a 100% Sign up Bonus up to $1000. Join Now

Top Sportsbooks and Casinos

1. BookMaker

100% Bonus

Review
2. BetDSI

100% Bonus

Review
3. Wagerweb

100% Bonus

Review
4. 5Dimes

50% Bonus

Review
5. Bovada

50% Bonus

Review
6. SportBet

50% Bonus

Review
7. Sportsbetting

25% Bonus

Review
8. Justbet

25% Bonus

Review
9. Pinnacle

Lay -105

Review
10. BetCRIS

20% Bonus

Review

Check out the reviews for more details.